Corpus Linguistics

Corpus Linguistics

Hardback SAGE Benchmarks in Language and Linguistics

Edited by Randi Reppen, Edited by Douglas Biber

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  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 1592 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 146mm | 3,021g
  • Publication date: 5 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0857029649
  • ISBN 13: 9780857029645
  • Edition statement: Four-Volume Set ed.
  • Sales rank: 1,746,935

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Corpus linguistics is a research approach to investigate the patterns of language use empirically, based on analysis of large collections of natural texts. While corpus-based analysis has had relatively little influence on theoretical linguistics, it has revolutionized the study of language variation and use: what speakers and writers actually do with the lexical and grammatical resources of a language. Corpus-based research employs the research methods of quantitative and qualitative social science to investigate language use patterns empirically. This four-volume collection is organized around linguistic research questions that can be investigated from a corpus perspective and includes amongst others studies of individual words, comparisons of supposedly synonymous words, studies of grammatical variation, and sociolinguistic studies of dialects, registers, styles, and world varieties. Corpus-based analysis has also proven to be important for the study of historical change. Volume One: Lexical Studies focuses on the study of word use, describing the 'collocational' associations of words, and describing phraseological patterns in a language. Volume Two: Grammar moves on to research questions that relate to grammar, including the special uses of a grammatical feature in a particular register, the discourse factors influencing the choice among grammatical variants, and lexico-grammatical patterns of association. Volume Three: Varieties investigates registers, dialects, and national varieties of English. Some of these studies describe the characteristics of a particular variety; describe the ways in which registers or dialects differ in their preference for particular linguistic variants. Volume Four: Methods and Applications addresses two major considerations: corpus design and analytical methods. This volume also includes a section on analyses of the patterns of use for learners of English as well as a section on the pedagogical implications of corpus research.

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Table of contents

Volume I: Lexical Studies Word Use "It's Just Real Messy": The Occurrence and Function of Just in a Corpus of Academic Speech - Stephanie Lindemann and Anne Mauranen Collocations and Semantic Prosody The Discourse Function of Collocation in Research Article Introductions - Chris Gledhill Verbs Observed: A Corpus-driven Pedagogic Grammar - Susan Hunston and Gill Francis A Few Frequently Asked Questions about Semantic - or Evaluative - Prosody - John Morley and Alan Partington The Use of Collocations by Advanced Learners of English and Some Implications for Teaching - Nadja Nesselhauf "Utterly Content in Each Other's Company:" Semantic Prosody and Semantic Preference - Alan Partington Lexical Repulsion between Sense-Related Pairs - Antoinette Renouf and Jayeeta Banerjee Collocations and Semantic Profiles: On the Cause of the Trouble with Quantitative Studies - Michael Stubbs Phraseology If You Look at...: Lexical Bundles in University Teaching and Textbooks - Douglas Biber, Susan Conrad and Viviana Cortes Uncovering the Extent of the Phraseological Tendency: Towards a Systematic Analysis of Concgrams - Winnie Cheng, Chris Greaves, John McH. Sinclair and Martin Warren Clusters, Key Clusters and Local Textual Functions in Dickens - Michaela Mahlberg Chunking in ELF: Expressions for Managing Interaction - Anna Mauranen Lexical Bundles and Discourse Signalling in Academic Lectures - Hilary Nesi and Helen Basturkmen Establishing the Phraseological Profile of a Text Type: The Construction of Meaning in Academic Book Reviews - Ute Romer A Corpus-Based Study of Idioms in Academic Speech - Rita Simpson and Dushyanthi Mendis An Academic Formulas List: New Methods in Phraseology Research - Rita Simpson-Vlach and Nick C. Ellis Volume II: Grammar Analysis of Grammatical Features and Grammatical Variation Argument or Evidence? Disciplinary Variation in the Use of the Noun That Pattern in Stance Construction - Maggie Charles Testing the Sub-Test : An Analysis of English -ic and -ical Adjectives - Stefan Th. Gries Hooking the Reader: A Corpus Study of Evaluative That in Abstracts - Ken Hyland and Polly Tse There's Two Ways to Say It: Modeling Nonprestige There's - Brian Riordan Understanding Non-Restrictive Which-Clauses in Spoken English, Which Is Not an Easy Thing - Hongyin Tao and Michael J. McCarthy Historical Studies of Grammatical Variation Recent Changes in the Function and Frequency of Standard English Genitive Constructions: A Multivariate Analysis of Tagged Corpora - Lars Hinrichs and Benedikt Szmrecsanyi Three Changing Patterns of Verb Complementation in Late Modern English: A Real-time Study Based on Matching Text Corpora - Christian Mair Grammar and Pragmatics Politeness and Modal Meaning in the Construction of Humiliative Discourse in an Early Eighteenth-century Network of Patron-Client Relationships - Susan Fitzmaurice Diachronic Speech Act Analysis: Insults from Flyting to Flaming - Andreas H. Jucker and Irma Taavitsainen Grammars of Spoken English: New Outcomes of Corpus-Oriented Research - Geoffrey Leech Language Users as Creatures of Habit: A Corpus-based Analysis of Persistence in Spoken English - Benedikt Szmrecsanyi Lexico-Grammatical Studies Lexical-grammatical Patterns in Spoken English: The Case of the Progressive with Future Time Reference - Nadja Nesselhauf and Ute Romer Collostructions: Investigating the Interaction of Words and Constructions - Anatol Stefanowitsch and Stefan Th. Gries Volume III: Varieties Descriptions of a Register The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1675-1975: A Sociohistorical Discourse Analysis - Dwight Atkinson Linguistic Variation in the Discourse of Outsourced Call Centers - Eric Friginal Rhetorical Structure of Biochemistry Research Articles - Budsaba Kanoksilapatham Conventions of Professional Writing: The Medical Case Report in a Historical Perspective - Irma Taavitsainen and Paivi Pahta Using Computerized Corpus Analysis to Investigate the Textlinguistic Discourse Moves of a Genre - Thomas A. Upton and Ulla Connor Register Variation Speaking and Writing in the University: A Multidimensional Comparison - Douglas Biber, Susan Conrad, Randi Reppen, Pat Byrd and Marie Helt Spoken and Written Register Variation in Spanish: A Multi-dimensional Analysis - Douglas Biber, Mark Davies, James K. Jones and Nicole Tracy-Ventura "Agile" and "Uptight" Genres: The Corpus-based Approach to Language Change in Progress - Marianne Hundt and Christian Mair Dialect Variation Gender Differences in the Evolution of Standard English: Evidence from the Corpus of Early English Correspondence - Terttu Nevalainen Frequency and Variation in the Community Grammar: Tracking a New Change through the Generations - Sali A. Tagliamonte and Alexandra D'Arcy Corpus-based Dialectometry: A Methodological Sketch - Benedikt Szmrecsanyi National Varieties and World Englishes The Committee Has/Have Decided... On Concord Patterns with Collective Nouns in Inner- and Outer- Circle Varieties of English - Marianne Hundt Describing Verb-Complementational Profiles of New Englishes: A Pilot Study of Indian English - Joybrato Mukherjee and Sebastian Hoffmann Cultural Discourse in the Corpus of East African English and beyond: Possibilities and Problems of Lexical and Collocational Research in a One Million-word Corpus - Josef Schmied Tag Questions in English: The First Century - Gunnel Tottie and Sebastian Hoffmann Volume IV: Methods and Applications Corpus Design Representativeness in Corpus Design - Douglas Biber Data in Historical Pragmatics: Spoken Interaction (Re)Cast as Writing - Jonathan Culpeper and Merja Kyto The Linguistic Study of Early Modern English Speech-Related Texts: How "Bad" Can "Bad" Data Be? - Merja Kyto and Terry Walker Analytical Methods Keyness: Words, Parts-of-Speech and Semantic Categories in the Character-Talk of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - Jonathan Culpeper Dispersions and Adjusted Frequencies in Corpora - Stefan Th. Gries Comparing Corpora - Adam Kilgarriff From Key Words to Key Semantic Domains - Paul Rayson Corpus Investigations for Applied Purposes Lexical Coverage of Spoken Discourse - Svenja Adolphs and Norbert Schmitt The Grammatical and Lexical Patterning of MAKE in Native and Non-Native Student Writing - Bengt Altenberg and Sylviane Granger What Does Frequency Have to Do with Grammar Teaching? - Douglas Biber and Randi Reppen A New Academic Word List - Averil Coxhead Connector Usage in the English Essay Writing of Native and Non-Native EFL Speakers of English - Sylviane Granger and Stephanie Tyson Pedagogical Applications Is There Any Measurable Learning from Hands-on Concordancing? - Tom Cobb Using Corpus Tools to Highlight Academic Vocabulary in SCLT - Kate M. Donley and Randi Reppen Learner Corpora: The Missing Link in EAP Pedagogy - Gaetanelle Gilquin, Sylviane Granger and Magali Paquot Using Language Corpora in Initial Teacher Education: Pedagogic Issues and Practical Applications - Anne O'Keeffe and Fiona Farr